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Cookies through the Decades | 18 Recipes from the 1930s to 2010s

Cookies through the Decades | 18 Recipes from the 1930s to 2010s
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Pistachio–Cherry Icebox Cookies
Pastry chef/teacher Cindy Salvato developed these pistachio-cherry icebox cookies for Yankee in 2004, and they remain a favorite, both for their exceptional flavor and for their festive red-and-green color scheme.
Get the recipe for Pistachio–Cherry Icebox Cookies.

The 2010s

Chocolate-Peppermint Sandwich Cookies
These delicious Chocolate-Peppermint Sandwich Cookies are a nod to the current craze for “gourmetified” junk-food classics. In fine bakeries around New England, we now see tongue-in-cheek artisanal interpretations of Oreos, whoopie pies, and Pop-Tarts. Here, we took the Oreo meme a step further, adding crushed candy canes for a little holiday pizzazz.
Get the recipe for Chocolate-Peppermint Sandwich Cookies.

Gluten-Free Cornmeal Thumbprint Cookies
A startling number of people these days are reporting gluten sensitivities, and gluten-free baking has become an important subspecialty for recipe developers. We love the flavor and texture of these tender gluten-free cornmeal-based cookies, and the way the raspberry flavor complements the corn.
Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Cornmeal Thumbprint Cookies.May all your Christmasses be sweet!

Amy Traverso


Amy Traverso


Senior lifestyle editor Amy Traverso oversees Yankee's Food and Home & Garden departments and contributes articles to the magazine. Amy book, The Apple Lover's Cookbook (W.W. Norton), won an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) cookbook award for the category American. Follow !

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2 Responses to Cookies through the Decades | 18 Recipes from the 1930s to 2010s

  1. Peg Regan December 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm #


    I’m looking for a recipe for a cookie called Nutmeg Logs. The recipe was published in Yankee Magazine a long time ago. I can’t find my recipe. I can’t tell my family. They would ask me to move out. Can you please help me ?

    • Aimee Seavey December 15, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

      Hi Peg! Oh dear, we don’t want that! It looks like you’re in search of Rum Nutmeg Logs from 1997. We’ve added the recipe to our database for your enjoyment. You can find it here: Thanks!

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